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One held for abduction
: A resident of Amloh was arrested by the police for abducting a girl. In his complaint, Amrik Lal, a resident of Amloh, said Nittu Shah abducted his daughter a few days ago.

Workshop on farming: The All-India Pingalwara Charitable Society will hold a three-day workshop on zero budget natural farming at Pingalwara here from June 16. President of the All-India Pingalwara Charitable Society Inderjit Kaur said founder of the natural farming Subhash Palekar would teach farmers of the region and Haryana techniques to cultivate their lands without using chemicals and pesticides requiring minimum investment. The workshop will be held at Pingalwara’s organic farm near Manawala on the Amritsar-Jalandhar GT road.

Bassi Pathana
Tablets seized
: The police has recovered 4,000 tablets from the possession of a drug peddler during a special drive. A team of the Badali Ala Singh police, led by assistant sub-inspector Sarabjit Singh, stopped Jarnail Singh of Badali Mai Ki village near Loha Kheri and found 1,000 Piotil, 1,500 Lomotil and 1,500 Microlit tablets in his possession. He gave the police the slip and a search was on to arrest him.

PCS officer’s death mourned: A meeting of the Punjab Civil Services (EB) Retired and Serving Officers Association was held here on Saturday at Punjab Bhawan. During the meeting, a two- minute silence was observed to pay homage to the departed soul of Surinder Mohan Sharma (PCS). During his service, he held various important assignments at various levels. Gurwryam Singh, Additional Director (Information and Public Relations) Punjab, said the kirya will be held at Laxhmi Narayan Mandir, Sector 6, Panchkula, on June 14.

Posted as SP (Vigilance): Mandhir Singh, SP (Telecommunication) has been posted as SP (Vigilance) at the office of the chief director (VB), Punjab and Chandigarh, by the Department of Home Affairs.

Fatehgarh Sahib
Military canteen
: The Golden Lion Military Canteen here has been upgraded from C to B grade as its revenue has crossed the Rs 5-crore mark per annum. Canteen manager Major NS Vishwas (retd) says efforts are on to shift it to the district welfare office.

Two booked for fraud
: The police has booked two persons, including a woman for cheating a resident of Ramgarh village. In his complaint to the police, Surinder Singh alleged that Harjinder Singh and Rajwant Kaur, both residents of Bilaspur village, had sold an illegal piece of land. No arrests have been made so far.

Mandi Gobindgarh
Scooter stolen:
A resident of Mandi Gobindgarh lodged a complaint with the police that someone had stolen his scooter last night. In his complaint, Tarsem Kumar said he had parked the scooter inside his shop.

Murdered: Village resident identified as Balbir Singh was allegedly murdered by some unknown armed persons near Mau Sahib village on Friday night. Sewa Singh, deceased’s brother, said his brother was attacked with hammer and bricks and was killed by some assailants while he was sleeping in a tubewell room in his fields. He was found dead in the morning. A hammer with blood stains was also recovered by the police. The police has taken three villagers into custody and registered a case under Section 302 of the IPC. The body was handed over to the family after conducting post-mortem.

One booked: The police has registered a case under Section 307/34 of the IPC against Gurpreet Singh, alias Gopi, and his two other accomplices on charges of attempt to murder Amarjeet Singh at Dallewal village on Friday night. Reports said the accused, along with two others, went to attack Amarjeet and opened fire, but he escaped unhurt. Personal enmity was said the reason.

House burgled: House of one NRI Bakshish Singh was reportedly burgled at Sunnar-Kalan village, Phillaur, on Friday night. Burglars decamped with four gold rings, two gold chains, one pair of ear rings, two wrist watches and cash Rs 10,000. The police has registered a case, but no arrest has been made so for.

Drinking water
: The local Senior Citizen Council has started a free drinking water service for the general public by providing water coolers on the Rajpura-Patiala road here. According to its president Gurdev Singh, the facility will be of relief to passersby, students and labourers as there is no other source of drinking water nearby.


Mobike stolen
: Kuldeep Singh of Vishawkarma Colony at Pinjore has lodged a report with the police regarding the theft of his motorcycle from in front of his residence. He has reported that the incident took place while he had gone to the Yadavindra Gardens at Pinjore. When he came back, he found his motorcycle missing.

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